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“Requiem for a Dream” returns to vinyl for 20th anniversary

We’re thrilled to announce the reissue of the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack on vinyl. Clint Mansell’s haunting score to director Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 film, performed by Kronos Quartet, returns to vinyl for the film’s 20th anniversary year, on December 4. You can pre-order it here >>

The soundtrack was originally released on Nonesuch Records in 2000; the first vinyl edition was released for Record Store Day in 2016 with new artwork and two previously unreleased bonus tracks. The new 2-LP vinyl edition, which also includes the bonus tracks, features the original 2000 soundtrack cover art for the anniversary.

Requiem for a Dream, which stars Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans, was the second collaboration between Mansell and Aronofsky, who would go on to collaborate on such films as The Fountain (2006) and Noah (2014)—both of which also feature Kronos on the soundtrack. 

“In a homogenized world of brand names and mass production,” Mansell said in 2000, “a world where art is always at odds with commerce, it is unbelievably gratifying to work with artists such as Darren Aronofsky and the Kronos Quartet, whose desire to go beyond the norm, beyond the expected, is not tempered by the desire to be commercially palatable.”

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